An identical example, was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 20 October 2003, lot 725. It had been included in the Min Chiu Society Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Selected Treasures of Chinese Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1991, Catalogue no. 225.
Two other identical bowls are known: one on Beijing, illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 177; and the other included in the Exhibition of Chinese Export Porcelain and Enamels, the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, 1957, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 285, and subsequently sold at Sotheby's New York, 1 June 1993, lot 101.
As the production techniques of enamelled porcelain during the Kangxi reign generally imitated those of enamelled metalware, the composition and style of enamelling on this bowl are closely related to those found on a number of Kangxi yuzhi porcelain bowls with formal floral scrolls on coloured grounds. See the three shallow bowls of this composition on pink, yellow and ruby-red grounds, all with blue or ruby-enamelled marks, illustrated in Painted Enamels of the Ch'ing Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taiwan, 1979, nos. 3, 4 and 7 respectively.